As a garden designer and nurserywoman, I am always scouting for uncommon plants that have a long season of interest and are not fussy to care for. I like plants that have a bloom period of 6 weeks or more or have attractive foliage for much of the growing season—or both. If the plants are deer resistant and attract pollinators and butterflies, they score even higher on my list.The following are some of the exceptional, underutilized plants that I think more gardeners should know and grow. Perhaps its time to make room in your garden for one or more of these laid-back beauties.
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